Gloucestershire - Paranormal Events and Places

 
George

Location: Stow on the Wold - White Hart
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1990s
Further Comments: This pub ghost is said to manifest as a shaft of white light, although occasionally takes a human form. When the pub was redecorated in the 1990s, George was blamed for smashing light bulbs and switching on electrical items.


 
Pink Frog Fall

Location: Stroud - General area
Type: Other
Date / Time: 1987
Further Comments: Several people reported a heavy rain fall that also brought down dozens of tiny pink frogs.


 
Old Woman

Location: Stroud - Jarolen House
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This lady, dressed in a long sweeping grey dress and white apron is thought to be a nineteenth century maid who found it difficult to leave her former employer.


 
Outline of Coach

Location: Stroud - Rodborough Common, road running alongside and apartments built near Rodborough Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: A couple out walking watched in amazement as the ghostly outline of a horseless coach passed them. Other witnesses have seen the phantom, and others have reported headless horsemen or of hearing galloping.


 
Cyclist

Location: Stroud - Stroud Hill Road
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late 1910s - early 1920s
Further Comments: Two men on different occasions witnessed a cyclist crash into a hedge, falling over the top of it. On examination of the crash site, bike and rider could not be seen.


 
Steam Engine

Location: Stroud - Woodchester Mansion, near the town
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2001
Further Comments: A film crew spending a night in the building reported loud disembodied banging, which climaxed as the sounds of a stream train charged through the house. The house is also reported to be haunted by a white lady, and the park surrounding the building is home to a Roman soldier, a figure resembling a monk, two American servicemen in Second World War uniforms, a phantom coach, a headless horse and a dwarf which somersaults along the driveway.


 
Roe Deer Kill

Location: Stroud - Woodchester Park
Type: ABC
Date / Time: January 2012 (corpse found), and throughout 2012
Further Comments: The corpse of a roe deer discovered by a member of the public had wounds similar to animals killed by big cats. The National Trust, who own the land, said they were carrying out tests on the body - these later came back with only deer and fox DNA detected. Video footage was also captured of the 'Stroud Valleys Wildcat' a couple of years prior to this attack, although was only analysed in 2012, with opinions differing to whether the creature was an ABC or just a large domestic cat.


 
Victorian Woman

Location: Sudeley - Sudeley Castle
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies: reputedly during August & September, but last seen May 1983
Further Comments: It is always around these two months that a ghostly housemaid is seen cleaning and dusting, dressed in Victorian working garb. A visiting American Professor reported encountering her during a visit to the castle. Other reported ghosts here include a woman in a green dress and a man with a hawk perched on his arm.


 
Monk

Location: Tangley - Heath between Tangley Hall and Bruern Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A four mile long underground passageway is rumoured to connect these two buildings, and a ghostly monk walks the route (over ground rather than underground).


 
Monks

Location: Tewkesbury - Tewkesbury Abbey
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: Seen both inside and out, these figures drift forlornly about. Doors also open and close unaided by human hand, while the churchyard is said to be haunted by a screaming white woman.


 
Washing Powder

Location: Tewkesbury - Tewkesbury Museum, Barton Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: July 2007
Further Comments: Staff who claimed to detect the smell of an old fashioned washing powder and felt a presence called in Three Counties Paranormal Organisation to investigate further. It was speculated that the phantom was a woman who looked after evacuees during the World War Two.


 
Young Woman

Location: Tewkesbury - Tewkesbury Rugby Club
Type: Unknown Ghost Type
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: A photograph taken at a wedding reception appears to show half a young woman with a long fringe near the DJ. The image could be an optical illusion created by the smoke machine and a nearby disco light.


 
Black Dog

Location: Tewkesbury - Tudor House Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This former pet has been seen on the landing, though it is not known whether the white woman that haunts a bedroom is its mistress.


 
Chained Figure

Location: Tewkesbury - Ye Olde Black Bear Inn
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: As well as being chained, stories also state that this tragic figure has no head. It has been speculated that he is a Lancastrian soldier who was executed nearby.


 
Footsteps

Location: Tewkesbury - Berkeley Arms public house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The sounds of a person walking on the staircase are often heard, though the figure is never seen.


 
Boys

Location: Tewkesbury - Church Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Dressed in knickerbockers and other old fashioned clothing, these two ghostly boys move around the area on crutches. A couple out walking spotted the children, who vanished down an alleyway which ended in a high wall.


 
Axed Stone

Location: Tidenham - Ouduceus's Stone (no longer present)
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A standing stone some 1.2 metres thick was cut in two by Bishop Ouduceus welding an axe, proving his powers to a then less sceptical Gildas.


 
Contest

Location: Tidenham - The Broadstone, between village and Woolastaston
Type: Legend - Old Nick
Date / Time: Stone still present
Further Comments: The Devil and the giant Jack o'Kent had a stone throwing contest - the Devil's stone landed here, while Jack's landed way over the river Severn, winning him the game.


 
Miss Nicholls

Location: Upton St Leonards - Unknown house
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Pre twentieth century
Further Comments: After hanging herself, the ghost of Miss Nicholls returned to haunt her home. It took twelve people to lay the ghost, which was trapped under the base of a fireplace.


 
Once were Warriors

Location: West Tump - Barrow
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: A female witness claims to have seen four men dressed in ancient clothing standing on the hill, holding Stone Age weapons.


 
Green Disk

Location: Whiteshill - Skies above the village
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 04 October 2018
Further Comments: Several observers watched the fluorescent green ufo as it hovered over the area. A driver on a nearby road managed to photograph the object.


 
Man in Red

Location: Whittington - Church of St Bartholomew
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 22 January 1985
Further Comments: A man dressed in red who vanished from the church was named by some as a former landowner Sir Lawrence (or Laurence) Tanfield.


 
Sir Laurence Tanfield

Location: Whittington - General area
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A former landowner in the area, Sir Laurence returned after dying and can be seen driving a coach pulled by four black horses. It is said that bad luck falls on any witnesses.


 
Girl

Location: Whittington - Manor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: One story says that workmen refused to enter certain parts of the property after spotting a ghostly young girl sitting on a rocking chair.


 
Battlefield Figures

Location: Wick - Freezing Hill
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: This area is haunted by several ghosts, all wearing clothing which places them to the Civil War era (the hill was the site of a battle).


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